The World Bank has released the third volume of its report on wealth accounting, called "The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018."
Rosalind Goodrich reports on a forum that looked at how natural capital accounting can encourage an integrated approach to achieving the SDGs and provide useful information for policy decisions.
Participants gathered in The Hague for the 2nd Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy.
According to a new study, reforestation and forest rehabilitation may be the most cost-effective option for producing valuable ecosystem services.
GDP and Wealth are complementary indicators that provide a fuller picture of economic well-being. A country’s comprehensive wealth includes all produced capital such as factories and roads; natural capital like forests and water; human capital, which leads to earnings; and net foreign assets. Only by having a clear understanding of our world’s wealth—including all forms of capital—can we plan for a more sustainable future. The World Bank is working with countries to go beyond GDP and build a more accurate picture of their wealth.
This video features highlights from the Philippines National Conference on Natural Capital Accounting, held in Manila on 30-31 March 2017, hosted by by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).
This new series of briefs demonstrates the progress made by five WAVES countries in translating NCA into policy, and also looks at three thematic areas: forests, water and energy.